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Bike related places or race in France (Paris)?(5 posts)

Bike related places or race in France (Paris)?gnailuh
Apr 30, 2003 8:54 AM
Hello, made a posting few days ago about italy... that trip has been cancelled and it's France (mostly Paris) instead. Last week of May.

Aside from the usual places to visit, what bike specific locations can I see? Probably not as much as Italy... any races during the last week of May?

Lots of great suggestions for Italy... Any help would be much appreciated for France (Paris)!
GP du Midi-Libre 5/21-5/25 & A Travers le Morbihan 5/31 nmvelocity
Apr 30, 2003 9:09 AM
re: Calling Phillipe......teoteoteo
Apr 30, 2003 9:52 AM
There is a gentleman named Phillipe that posts often I bet he can amaze you with some good stuff. In the mean time visit Cycles Laurent in Paris. A cool bike shop with some good history--family owned and pretty easy to find. It's on Avenue Votaire a few blocks down from the Place de la Republic. I think the Metro stop is Oberkampf....
re: Bike related places or race in France (Paris)?LDO
Apr 30, 2003 11:05 AM
take a look at this site, you might be able to find what you are looking for.

Good luck.

re: Bike related places or race in France (Paris)?philippec
Apr 30, 2003 11:50 AM
If you are coming to Paris, don't expect to do much bike-related tourism -- France is big on cycling, but not Paris. Aside from the Cycles Laurent shop, Alex Singer's outfit and the Longchamp and Vincennes bike circuits, Paris is a bicycle desert (well, as far as road racing is concerned). The "A travers the Morbihan" race is closer than the Grand Prix du Midi Libre (3hrs west of Paris by TGV, get out in Vannes). It is a good race to watch, esp. the cote de Cadoudal -- my family is from a village 15 kms from there and I have gone up that killer on a bicycle more times than can be good for me. Or, you could watch me race on that week-end -- a much less thrilling proposition!

If you are bringing a bike, I can point out some good rides that are metro-accessible.